otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and black, settling more into burnt black woods. Fluffy tan head fades slowly with bubbles sticking to the sides of my glass. Swirls dark and bubbly and clumpy.
Chocolate! Did someone say chocolate? Order chocolate? Because chocolate is on the menu, yes indeed, and I like it. Brownies, fudge, milk chocolate bars. Milk chocolate up front, dry chocolates in the back. Dense, decadent, and chewy and I haven’t even tasted it. Roasty along the edges. Touch of tartness and tannins in the back – black cherry skins. Fudge covered raisins in the middle.
Creamy chocolate decadence. Vanilla bean and cream and milk chocolate in the front through the middle. Dry parching finish of burnt crumbly almost ashen chocolates. Black cherry skins contribute parching thirst-inducing bitterness which balances the rich chocolate decadence. More fudge, brownies, and chocolate cake, ohmy.
Delicious! I love Harpoon and their beers the more I drink them. Quality, consistency, and flavor. They are delicious and as simple and complex as you what them to be without be inferior or insipid. Chocolate Stout, why yes I will.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark brown stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, very sweet milk chocolate with vanilla, Nestlé quick, nice if a bit cloying. In mouth, dry powdery chocolate malt with light mineral notes, grassy hops, OK. On tap at Best Western Plus Waterbury.
mtdewa1 (307) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts and some hints of coffee. Taste is chocolate and coffee. Almost chocolate milk like with some carbonation. A bit thin but smooth. Decent sweet stout.
generallee08 (656) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours dark brown nearly black and is nearly opaque. Only a little bit of light makes it through at the very edges of the glass. From the pour it produces a one inch beige collar of thick foam. The head hangs on well and makes some thin lacing on the glass. There are strong chocolate and dark roasted malty notes in the aroma. This is a strait forward medium to full bodied beer with a fairly thin texture for the style. It has a simple but very tasty rich dark chocolaty character with some sweetness from the malt as well as loads of roasted/toasted notes. I also get some bitter dark coffee notes that hook up with the light bitterness from the hops.
kerenmk (2371) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a quickly dissolving tan head. Chocolate, sundried date and sweetened cocoa butter aroma. Sweet, sugary but slightly dry. Medium body, well-carbonated and bitter, a little dry finish. Ok.
Westkyoto77 (519) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Boston. Jet black pour, thick off-white head. Delicious aromas of dark chocolate nibs, espresso, sticky date pudding. Smooth as silk- loved the consistency. Rich and chocolatey till the finish, yet the finish wasn't treacly like some chocolate stouts. A real winner- will look for it again for sure.
steve1966 (106) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice pour aroma is bakers chocolate. Sweet chocolate hits you slight bitterness. Milky kind of a one trick pony but chocolate stout is what you get. The chocolate notes in sam Adams and anchor beers have a lot more backbone to them. Kind of artificial. Still a decent drink glad I tried it but there’s a lot better stuff out there.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, dark pour, dark chocolate aroma, taste of chocolate malts, slight roasty flavor (I wish it was a little more roasty) but never the less, a good tasting stoudt. Thin feel for a stoudt, but again tasty.
b3shine (5424) - Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to taster. Bottle says to enjoy by 03/15/14. Looks good; a mostly opaque dark brownish black with thin beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of chocolate and mild roast. Solid on the palate. Enjoyable.
GTAEgeek (1218) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Thanks, Joe! Pours black, with a big, bubbly, tan head that fizzles quickly, leaving no lacing. The aroma is immediate dark chocolate, vanilla, and a lot of earthiness. Very sweet, with just a little bitterness through the finish. Light to medium body, syrupy and thin. Overall, this is a relatively well-made beer, but lacks any sort of depth. Drinkable, but, meh...
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap sample. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted sweet chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet chocolate flavor with a medium chocolate sweet finish of average duration.